Dr. Mark Troutman is an economist, educator, and national security professional. He serves as Chief Operating Officer of Strategic Education International, a non-profit consulting, research and education organization that provides results, thought leadership and executive education for strategic leaders.

Mark has also been a financial planner for 25 years. He founded Fiducia Capital Partners, LLC, a boutique wealth management and financial/economic consulting firm. FCP identifies opportunities and devises solutions for clients who transition from the national security community and other public service roles so that they can care for their families and continue to serve.

Mark’s executive education and consulting experience includes lead for delivery in Turkey, Australia, Sweden, Gulf Region countries, South Korea, and Asia.  His corporate education engagements include firms in the energy, telecommunications, transportation, finance, and water sectors with industry study seminars in the finance and defense sectors.

His academic appointments include adjunct professor for business and national security economics at Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, and George Mason University (GMU). Mark has also served as Dean, Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (National Defense University), and as Director of the Center for Infrastructure Protection (GMU School of Business).

His national security experience includes 28 years in command and interagency level strategic plans/policy and security cooperation assignments. Service assignments include Europe, Asia, and the United States in rapid deployment units, with combat deployments to the Middle East. His security cooperation portfolios included ground, rotary wing aircraft and missile defense systems.

Mark holds a PhD in Economics (Monetary and International Economics) from George Mason University, as well as a Master of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.  He holds master’s degrees from the Army War College and the School of Advanced Military Studies. Mark’s professional certifications include Certified Financial Planner® and Certified Business Economist® (in progress) with qualifications in defense and technology exports. Mark and his family reside in Virginia, where he is an avid hiker, sailor, skier and a scratch golfer.